When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
1. This Mercedes-Benz GLA wandering onto a race track by accident
A few weeks back, we wrote about a Mini Cooper getting lost and landing itself in the midst of a drag race at Brazil's Interlagos circuit.
Well, turns out it's an easy mistake to make, because it's happened again. This time, a Mercedes-Benz GLA was the unwitting victim of the apparently confusing layout of the race track.
On-board footage of a genuine race car driver tackling the circuit has captured the awkward moment the GLA interrupted the driver's sprint with an ill-advised three-point turn.
Other than the clip that was posted to Reddit, not much else is known about the incident – other than that it's probably most people's worst nightmare.
2. Bollinger Motors' updated B1 and B2 designs
US start-up Bollinger Motors has already attracted some diehard fans for its utilitarian electric car designs, including the Bollinger B1 sport utility truck, the Bollinger B2 dual-cab pickup truck and the B2 Chassis Cab, a chassis-cab truck platform.
Now, it looks set to win over some more fans with its proposed updates on the B1 and B2 – debuted via an unusual tweet referencing one of the Kardashians.
"If @khloekardashian can get a new look this year, so can we. Here's an exclusive sneak peek of our production-intent design,"
"These renders represent thousands of engineering hours, several innovations and patents and most importantly, immense amount of passion and care," an Instagram post added.
"As for the white? We'll be deciding paint options soon -- let us know what you think, and what colors you want to see."
Some of the key changes include a reduced radiator, a widened frunk, a taller windshield and side glass and a raised beltline on the pick-up variant.
If @khloekardashian can get a new look this year, so can we.Here's an exclusive sneak peek of our production-intent design. pic.twitter.com/OweZ82mTy3— Bollinger Motors (@bollingermotors) December 10, 2020
3. And the first owner of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost in North America is...
Speaking of the Kardashians (sorry), it looks like the matriarch of the reality TV family, Kris Jenner, is officially the first person in North America to get her hands on the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost.
Luxury US dealership O'Gara proudly spilled the news on its Instagram page with a humorous black-and-white photo of a smug Jenner posing in front of her new ride.
Hey, if you've built a family business empire and have a net worth of almost US$40 million, what else would you drive?
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4. This parody article about parallel parking entering the 2028 Olympics
"Parking a car parallel to the road in line with other parked vehicles while others look on and judge will be an Olympic sport in 2028, it has been confirmed," comedy site The Shovel has decreed.
Furthermore: "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said the addition of the popular spectator sport was long overdue."
"'Running 100 metres in under 10 seconds is difficult. But not nearly as hard as driving a car backwards into a small space with the radio blaring, while someone in the back seat tells you they could do it better,' a spokesperson said."
It might be a joke, but if you've ever witnessed someone slot a parallel number on a packed street in peak hour, you'll know it's an extreme sport.
FULL ARTICLE: Reverse Parallel Parking Confirmed For 2028 Olympics https://t.co/KEoaFTuCCA— The Shovel (@TheShovel) December 8, 2020
5. This velvet-black Mitsubishi Lancer
You've seen matte black and blacked-out versions of cars, but this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X takes "crossing over to the dark side" to a whole other level.
In a YouTube video posted by paint company Dip Your Car, the Lancer is transformed into a velvety midnight dream via a paint shade called 'Musou Black', otherwise known as the world's blackest paint.
Manufactured in Japan, it absorbs over 99 per cent of light and the results have to be seen in action.
You can watch the reveal below: